[Pw_forum] Pentium-M versus Itanium

Aleksandr Shaposhnikov shaposh at isp.nsc.ru
Fri Mar 14 08:29:47 CET 2008

Besides that, modern Intel desktop hardware is MUCH faster than server 
hardware for PW/CP/CPMD. Basically, single 4-core desktop CPU with fast DDR2 
is as fast as two 4-core Xeons. Both are  faster than Intel Itanium.

The not so obvious trend here is : the more expensive the hardware , the  
slower it is :)


On Friday 14 March 2008 02:11, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> you'll have to run an input that at least stays on the CPU for
> something of the order of 10mins to get some realistic numbers.
> cheers,
>    axel.

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